Bio

Yamaha and Muse Receptor sponsored artist Andrew Colyer has played piano,
keyboards, trumpet, and sung across the United States, Canada, and Japan,
including three times at Carnegie Hall.  His classical training includes
the Juilliard School, and his teaching lineage places him five steps down
from Beethoven.

Rock/pop experience includes performing and collaborating with
Tony Levin (Peter Gabriel, King Crimson), Jon Anderson (YES), The Tubes, Sound of Contact featuring Simon Collins, Ryche Chlanda (Fireballet, Renaissance), Max Flyer (CBS Records), Rian Adkinson, Awaken, 10th Planet, the Prog Rock Orchestra, Circuline, and the Progressive Rock Tribute Band, Downing Grey.

With regards to jazz and big band music, Andrew has performed with Clark Terry,
Louis Bellson, Marvin Stamm, Nick Brignola, and the Avalon Jazz Quartet.

Andrew has composed original music for commercial radio, video, and film, which includes Indie film producer Luke Franek’s award-winning film, “Tingle”, and Nelson Blish’s 2016 short film “Turnabout”, which was featured at both the 2017 Chautauqua and Buffalo-Niagara international film festivals.

Performing experience includes Andrew singing and playing keyboards with Max Flyer (CBS Records) for their 30-year reunion shows in 2012, or on the “iProg – Your Classic Prog Playlist on Shuffle” tour with Downing Grey during 2013.  Andrew performed on keyboards/vocals with the Prog Rock Orchestra on the Moody Blues Cruise and the Yes-headlining Cruise To The Edge in April 2014.

One of the core members of the modern progressive rock band Circuline, Andrew has been performing live on keyboards/vocals with Circuline since November 2014, and composed/performed on Circuline’s debut album (released April 2015).  Circuline recently released their their second album, “Counterpoint” in May 2016, to rave reviews.  2016 live performances with Circuline include the 13th International Rites of Spring Festival (RoSfest) in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania; the Liberty Music Fest in Philadelphia; and the 2016 Sonic Voyage Fest in Pennsylvania, Ohio, and New York.  In 2017 Circuline performed at Prog on the Ranch (Florida), the Cruise to the Edge After Hours Late Night events, toured England opening for I.O. Earth in June, and performed at ProgStock 2017 in New Jersey.  Circuline are currently planning 2018 tour dates for the northeast U.S. and Canada, as well as 2019 dates for Europe, Asia, and South America.  Andrew is also already scheduled to perform live at the 2018 NAMM convention in Anaheim, California.

In addition to group collaborations, Andrew also composes and performs his own original music.  His first CD, Gift to Gaia (co-produced with Lilli Farrell for Japanese popular artist Kirk Reinert), toured Japan and sold over 3000 copies.  The latest CD of original music from Andrew, About Time, was released December 2014, and his recent solo piano and video single, “One Thing”, was released in September 2017.  He lives between New York City and Woodstock.

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Shared the bill with:

  • Roger Daltrey (The Who)
  • YES
  • The Moody Blues
  • Little River Band
  • Starship
  • “The Orchestra” [former members of Electric Light Orchestra (ELO)]
  • The Zombies
  • Tangerine Dream
  • Saga
  • Steve Hackett’s Genesis Revisited
  • Carl Palmer’s ELP Legacy
  • Renaissance
  • Marillion
  • Queensryche
  • Zebra
  • Lighthouse
  • The Strawbs
  • The Electric Strawbs
  • Stickmen (featuring Tony Levin)
  • U.K.
  • Eddie Jobson
  • Sound of Contact (featuring Simon Collins)
  • Glass Hammer
  • Patrick Moraz
  • Three Friends (former members of Gentle Giant)
  • Spock’s Beard
  • Magic Pie
  • Soft Machine (Legacy)
  • PFM (Premiata Forneria Marconi)
  • Lifesigns
  • Dave Kerzner Band
  • Presto Ballet
  • IO Earth
  • The Pineapple Thief
  • Electric Asturias
  • Moon Safari
  • Scale the Summit
  • Shawn Phillips
  • No More Pain
  • Heavy Mellow
  • Pamela Moore
  • Cheap Thrill
  • Kinetic Element
  • Elephants of Scotland
  • 3rDegree
  • Stratospheerius
  • Shadow Eden
  • The Fringe
  • Bent Knee
  • Comedy of Errors
  • Randy Hansen’s “Music of Jimi Hendrix”
  • Danny Vaughn’s “Music of the Eagles”

Performed/Collaborated with:

  • Tony Levin (Peter Gabriel, King Crimson)
  • Jon Anderson (YES)
  • The Tubes (East Coast sub on keys/vocals)
  • Ryche Chlanda (Fireballet, Renaissance)
  • Max Flyer (CBS Records)
  • The Prog Rock Orchestra
  • Sound of Contact (featuring Simon Collins)
  • Downing Grey (Progressive Rock Tribute)
  • Circuline (modern progressive rock)
  • Rian Adkinson (alternative modern pop/rock)
  • Awaken (melodic progressive metal)
  • 10th Planet (rock/pop)
  • Paul Ranieri’s Mondo Electro Project (rock/funk/fusion)
  • Indra’s Net (progressive classical)
  • Phil Massaro Symphony (eclectic pop/rock)
  • SunOne (progressive/fusion)
  • Peter Morrison Band (pop/rock/folk)
  • Tom Foolry (pop/rock)
  • December People’s Rock & Roll Christmas Party [Robert Berry (ELP, Sammy Hagar, Ambrosia, Greg Kihn); Gary Pihl (Boston, Sammy Hagar); Dave Medd (The Tubes, Quicksilver Messenger Service); Mike Vanderhule (Y&T), Jack Foster (Steve Miller)]
  • Avalon Jazz Quartet
  • Bob Waggoner’s Meramec Jazz Big Band
  • Mineral Area “Kicks” Big Band
  • Clark Terry (jazz legend, trumpet)
  • Louis Bellson (jazz legend, drums)
  • Marvin Stamm (jazz great, trumpet)
  • Nick Brignola (jazz great, saxophone)
  • Kim Park (jazz great, saxophone)
  • Kirk Reinert & Lilli Farrell (popular artists in Japan)
  • Luke Franek (Award-winning Indie film producer)
  • Nelson Blish (Indie film producer)

Venues:

  • Carnegie Hall (New England Symphonic Ensemble)
  • United States (24 states), Canada, England, and Japan

Teachers/Mentors:

  • Charles Mosby (Classical piano lineage – 5 Steps Down from Beethoven)
  • Vincent LaSelva (Juilliard)
  • Bruce Hornsby (masterclass)
  • Chick Corea (masterclasses)
  • Kenny Werner (jazz great)
  • David Rosenthal (Rainbow, Cyndi Lauper, Robert Palmer, Billy Joel)
  • Bruce Katz (Allman Brothers, Gregg Allman, Delbert McClinton, Berklee College)
  • Neil Alexander (Mahavishnu Project, The Machine)
  • Vinnie Martucci (Dan Brubeck, The Dolphins, SUNY New Paltz)
  • Robbie Gennett (Pianarchy, Key of ONE, Keyboard Magazine)
  • Dr. Adrienne Elisha (composition)
  • Herb Drury (jazz great)
  • Carol Beth True (Webster University)
  • Michael O’Brien (Mineral Area College)
  • Carol Moore (Mineral Area College)

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